|7 Ten Years--Jung Sai garment workers strike - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpted from Harvey Dong's essay "Jung Sai Garment Workers Strike of 1974: 'An Earth-Shattering and Heaven-Startling Event'" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Labor; strike; Chinatown; sweatshops; garment workers; ILGWU
|Chinese Whispers - Shaping San Francisco|
An evening of stories and discussion about the impact of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act (which wasn’t rescinded until 1943!) on the Chinese American community in San Francisco. This infamous legacy was both subtly woven into community cultural life, and overtly demarcated social and geographical boundaries. Chinese Whispers, a research and storytelling project about the Chinese who helped build the American West, will present excerpted stories from the Bay Area which reveal the deep impact of ...
Keywords: Chinese; Chinatown; Exclusion Act; racism; community; borders; identity; language